The Guardian has an article today responding to the emergence of a whistleblower from the team who investigated ‘in secret’ whistleblower claims within NSA. This whistleblower, quoted extensively in the Guardian, says that NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake was set up. This had been suspected and correlates with Thomas Drake’s account of how they came after him. You can hear this podcast from last year which gives an excellent account from Drake himself here of his motives and then what happened to him.
Snowden’s claim that he did not become an internal whistleblower because he had seen what happened to Drake and others look rather justified.